The past month has been pretty crazy around here with big releases from HTC, Samsung and just yesterday, Microsoft. I'm going to be wrapping all of it up in a live stream at 12:30PM ET. On the agenda:

The new HTC One (M8)
Samsung's Galaxy S 5
Windows Phone 8.1
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 808/810 (and 64-bit family)
Amazon's Fire TV
Intel's 2014 Enthusiast Announcements (Devil's Canyon, Broadwell Iris Pro)

I'll update this post with the Google Hangouts live stream once it's ready. If you can't make the live stream, we'll be republishing it on the Podcast feed. 

Update: We are live!

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  • jenjohnson - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    There's a huge difference between Anand and Brian.
    Anand is really smart, but HUMBLE.
    Also, Anand gets reviews out ON TIME. Look at the HTC one (M8) and Galaxy S5. Both reviews were done before the devices shipped (or there abouts).
    Brian does an extra thorough review 2 months after the device is out (Nexus 5). IMO that makes the review much less valuable. Interested buyers already bought the N5 long before his review...
  • NaedDraagur - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    Well, i dont think you can actually compare the way that Anand and Brian write reviews.

    There is a heck of a difference between the content in the reviews you mention :)
  • jenjohnson88 - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    That's exactly what I'm saying.
    I'd much rather have a review that covers 90% that's out on day one, rather than a review that covers more info months after the device is out.
    I read reviews to help decide to buy a device. It's not useful if there is no ETA for a review (because Brian arrogantly says he doesn't give ETAs), and you need to know whether to buy a device.

    Anyway, let's just say I'm glad that Anand is doing the important flagship device reviews again :) :) :)
  • NaedDraagur - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    Different types of reviews for different people :)

    Personally i would prefer both, and i think there have been cases of that on the site before. Where there has been a "quick" review by Anand, and then a more detailed one by Brian

    Well, as for saying that he doesnt give ETA's, cant say i dont understand him on that front. Anand talked a bit (in todays stream) about some of the time frames they are working with in regards to review units and NDA lifts.

    If he is to have any kind of "life" outside of doing review work, then yes, i understand his stance on ETA's :)
  • AmdInside - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    I guess while we are discussing reviews, wish you guys would use a different background when taking pics. Just use a solid white background. Makes it easier to to view darker colored products that the black grey textured background you are currently using.
  • dylan522p - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    Yes, but Brian's phone reviews were also superior though. Just compare the M7 vs M8 review.
  • Hrel - Monday, April 21, 2014 - link

    I disagree about the review needing to be out before the product ships. I'm never an early adopter for the simple reason that I want my products to be mature. More than that though I want the market to be competitive, which means I wait until all the players have submitted their attempt at winning my business. Because I buy things months after they're released, or more, I found his in depth, experience based reviews very helpful.

    This thread is the first time I've heard of him being gone though. Who's gonna do laptops?
  • JlHADJOE - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    I always thought by-play between Anand and Brian was what made the podcast so entertaining.
  • GTRagnarok - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    Looking forward to it.
  • munim - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - link

    Missed it! And I miss Brian

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